Mission Delhi – Hitting the 50th Delhiwalla
Profiling one percent of Delhi’s population.
[Photos by Solveig Marina Bang; text by Mayank Austen Soofi]
One November afternoon in 2011, The Delhi Walla’s attempt to profile one percent of Delhi’s population reached a significant milestone. The Mission Delhi project hit the 50th mark.
Like the previous 49 Delhiwallas, the man in Shahjahanabad too was special. Celebrating the occasion, artist Solveig Marina Bang clicked photos as I interviewed and photographed the 50th person.
I’d started Mission Delhi in December 2009. Since then I’ve interacted with a variety of people (including two dogs). They were kind to share stories of their lives with a stranger. Each showed me a different Delhi. Thank you.
Mission Delhi continues.
The 50th Delhi Walla
Tell me your life please
Seeing your Delhi
You make Delhi beautiful
Can you please speak slowly?
Thank you for talking to me, Sir
Mission Delhi, my life’s project